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Courvoisier is proud to partner with the National Urban League to support Black-owned businesses. Together, we have created a platform aimed at empowering and positively impacting small businesses and entrepreneurs in historically underserved urban communities through financial assistance and professional programming.

WHERE IT ALL STARTED

The Small Business Entrepreneurship Virtual Summit

As the world changed in big ways in 2020, we partnered with the National Urban League to address the unique challenges faced by Black business owners and entrepreneurs as they tried to navigate the new landscape.

Bringing together national business leaders and visionaries from diverse disciplines, our virtual session set forth to provide guidance on how to retool, rebuild and rebrand in a COVID-19 world.

KEY CONTRIBUTORS

MARC PARHAM

MARC PARHAM

Director of Entrepreneurship for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. Small business expert, professional speaker, radio host, and author.

BROOKE MACKIE

BROOKE MACKIE

Chicago entertainment and hospitality entrepreneur and founder of the Mackie Firm.

RHUIGI VILLASEÑOR

RHUIGI VILLASEÑOR

Founder and Creative Director of global fashion label Rhude, endorsed by NBA champions and Hip Hop icons alike.

AL-BASEER HOLLY (ABH)

AL-BASEER HOLLY (ABH)

Contemporary visual artist. Pays tribute to his upbringing through brightly hued paintings that blend pop culture figures with street art aesthetic.

CHRIS ROY

CHRIS ROY

LA-based luxury lifestyle specialist and founder of the Lifestyle Entertainment Group.

THE NATIONALURBAN LEAGUE CONFERENCE

THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE

Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, The National Urban League (NUL) is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living for Black Americans and other historically underserved urban communities.

BLACK BUSINESSOWNER WITH OPEN SIGN

TOMORROW AND BEYOND

Courvoisier is committed to empowering the Black community for the long-term to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive and thriving. We have pledged $1 million in grants, donations and financial support aimed at providing meaningful assistance to Black-owned businesses over the span of five years beginning in 2021.